Field chemical analysis

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Expanding field chemical analysis (FCA) applications in disasters, needs development of field transportable instruments. To support the demands for portable chemical instrumentation, detailed considerations of end user requirements are important. Improved field capabilities of chemical instrumentation is achieved by using state-of-the art sensors.

In-house developed prototype for Search and Rescue operations

 

 

 

 

 

Publications:

  • Agapios Agapiou, Eleni Zorba, Katerina Mikedi, Stamatis Giannoukos, George C. Pallis, Ruairi McEntee, Victor Moll, Chara Spiliopoulou, Milt Statheropoulos, “Field detection of mammalian decomposition VOCs”, 21th International Conference On-Site Analysis for Homeland Security, Forensics and Environmental Remediation, January 23-25, 2013, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
  • K. Mikedi, P. Stavrakakis, A. Agapiou, K. Moirogiorgou, S. Karma, G.C. Pallis, A. Pappa, M. Statheropoulos, M. Zervakis, Chemical, acoustic and optical response profiling for analysing burning patterns, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 176, January 2013, Pages 290298
  • A. Agapiou, K. Mikedi, G.C. Pallis, S. Gianoukos, A. Pappa, M. Statheropoulos, “FIRST; a Multi-sensor Portable Device for Detecting Human Signatures and Hazardous Events”, 20th International Conference On-Site Analysis for Homeland Security, Forensics and Environmental Remediation, January 23-25, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Aki P. Mäyrä, Agapios Agapiou, Lars Hildebrand, Kai M. Ojala, Katerina Mikedi, Milt Statheropoulos, “Optical sensors for urban search and rescue operations”, SPIE Security and Defense Conference, 19-22 September 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for OpticalEngineering 8185, art. no. 81850F.
  • A. Pappa, K. Mikedi, A. Agapiou, S. Karma, G.C. Pallis, M. Statheropoulos, M. Burke, TGMS analysis of nitrile butadiene rubber blends (NBR/PVC), Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis Volume 92, Issue 1, September 2011, Pages 106110
  • A. Pappa, A. Agapiou, K. Mikedi, S. Karma, G.C. Pallis, M. Statheropoulos, “The potentiality of using IMS in USaR operations”, 20th Annual Conference of Ion Mobility Spectrometer, 24-29/7/2011, Edinburg, Scotland.
  • Statheropoulos M., Sensor network for search and rescue operations in collapsed buildings, ERCIM News, number 81, April 2010, pages 49-50. View at publisher
  • M. Statheropoulos, A. Agapiou, S. Karma, G.C.Pallis, K. Mikedi, Second Generation Locator: a new approach for locating entrapped people in USaR operations, 16th International Conference On-Site Analysis for Homeland Security, Forensics and Environmental Remediation, January 27-30, 2008, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • N. Tzamtzis, S. Karma, A. Pappa, M. Statheropoulos, On-line monitoring of pine needles combustion emissions in the presence of fire retardant using athermogravimetry (TG)-bridge/mass spectrometry methodAnalytica Chimica Acta Volumes 573574, 28 July 2006, Pages 439444
  • M. Statheropoulos, A. Agapiou, Field Chemical Analysis Portable Device for Locating Entrapped People in Collapsed Buildings after an Earthquake, 13th International Conference On-Site Analysis, January 10-13, 2005, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Milt Statheropoulos, Agapios Agapiou, “Field chemical analysis and technology: for locating entrapped people”, Journal of Process Analytical Chemistry, 2005, 10 6-10.
  • Pappa A, Kyriakou S, Mikedi K, Tzamtzis N, Statheropoulos M, Design considerations and an example of application of an in-house made TG-MS interface,Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 2004;78(2):415-26. View at publisher
  • M. Statheropoulos, S.A. Kyriakou, Quantitative thermogravimetric-mass spectrometric analysis for monitoring the effects of fire retardants on cellulose pyrolysis, Analytica Chimica Acta Volume 409, Issues 1–2, 23 March 2000, Pages 203–214.
  • M. Statheropoulos, S. Kyriakou, A. Pappa, Repetitive pulsed sampling interface for combined thermogravimetry/mass spectrometry, Thermochimica Acta Volume 329, Issue 1, 6 April 1999, Pages 8388
  • M Statheropoulos, S Kyriakou, N Tzamtzis, Performance evaluation of a TG/MS system, Thermochimica Acta Volume 322, Issue 2, 25 November 1998, Pages 167173
Conference presentations
  • A. Pappa, G.C. Pallis, K. Mikedi, S. Giannoukos, A. Agapiou, M. Statheropoulos, “Odor simulator for generating simulated chemical environments of collapsed buildings”, 7thInternational Conference “IMA 2011-Instrumental Methods of Analysis-Modern Trends and Applications”, 18-22 Sept. 2011, Chania, Crete, Greece.
  • Aki P. Mäyrä, Agapios Agapiou, Lars Hildebrand, Kai M. Ojala, Katerina Mikedi, Milt Statheropoulos, “Optical sensors for urban search and rescue operations”, SPIE Security and Defense Conference, 19-22 September 2011, Prague, Czech Republic
  • K. Mikedi, A. Agapiou, S. Karma, G.C. Pallis, P. Stavrakakis, A. Pappa, M. Statheropoulos, “Field Mass Spectrometer for the identification and monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds and gases in ultra low concentrations”, Structure 2010 - Advances in Structure Elucidation, 24-25 February 2010, Hinckley Island Barceló Hotel, Leicestershire, U.K. (Poster).